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One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
by Janet Suzman

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

My mother was very agnostic.
She would never set foot in the synagogue,
she couldn't be doing with it.
- Janet Suzman

I suppose meeting people whether it's in real life
and actually shaking their flesh and blood hand or
shaking the mystical hand of the character all rub off on you in some way.
- Janet Suzman

Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and
the airport air is not laden with evil any more,
you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg.
- Janet Suzman

 

But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely
exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old,
affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event.
- Janet Suzman

But now I've got a young son and his interest is in
science and now when I talk to him,
I see that in the science sphere of our lives there is new,
there is progress.
- Janet Suzman

And I think that that emphasis on keeping a family together,
alike, I think it's important.
- Janet Suzman

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I mean one of the basic rules when you're acting is
that you mustn't stand in judgement on a character,
you mustn't say Hitler was a bad man because you can't act in that way.
- Janet Suzman

You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big
non mistake isn't he? He just got everything right really.
- Janet Suzman

I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart
happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour.
I get an actual pain in my heart.
- Janet Suzman

I find its attention to living this life rather than
the next one exhilarating because I think even independently
of Judaism that that's the right way to go about life.
- Janet Suzman

This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it,
I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at
Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else.
- Janet Suzman

OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism.
In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears
forever stretching back to I don't know,
whenever there's no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
- Janet Suzman

I think it's a very central tenet to it yes,
it is.
I can't bear it, I can't bear inequality,
I can't bear bad behaviour to other people.
I cannot bear it that people are mean to people who
can't help what they are.
- Janet Suzman

Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self
in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis
might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism,
that sort of thing.
- Janet Suzman

Always you find that the more decisive event wins so
my father's sort of annual decisiveness which came
upon him on the Day of Atonement every year,
he suddenly remembered that he was Jewish.
- Janet Suzman

It was but then, when you're, one of the great poisonous
events that have infected us all who were in South
Africa is that the idea of difference is drip fed into your veins.
It's that that you fight.
- Janet Suzman

So we do have our exits and our entrances and we are perhaps mere,
but I think if one keep a certain joyousness in life
which should be in playing,
then good for one, but it's slightly more serious than that.
- Janet Suzman

But I think the possibility of a black and white society
feeding each other's expertises,
living harmoniously, will probably go along in fits
and starts now but at least it has a great constitution now to back it up.
- Janet Suzman

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus


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